Shreyas Ramani, a data scientist with Health Management Associates (HMA), is focused on translating claims data on Medicare and Medicaid to support HMA’s clients. At the recent 2023 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Ramani spoke with us about some of this work. “It all depends on, really, what our clients want, and we’re … Read more

Health Management Associates (HMA) was selected in May to serve as a technical assistance (TA) vendor for CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) under California’s Department of Health Care Services’ funding initiative known as PATH (Providing Access and Transforming Health).  Under the state’s $1.85 billion, multi-year CalAIM initiative to improve the Medi-Cal program, California will … Read more

Kathleen Nolan, regional vice president at Health Management Associates, says her highest priority is the continued improvement of behavioral health policy. We caught up with her at our 2023 Washington State of Reform conference in January to hear about what she’s keeping her eyes on in the health policy space, where she said responding to … Read more

Health Management Associates (HMA) hosted a webinar to discuss opportunities to build programs for justice-involved individuals and Medicaid initiatives on Thursday. Several HMA experts identified ways to improve services for those who are leaving or entering incarceration. On Jan. 26th, CMS approved California’s proposal to cover certain healthcare service costs for individuals who are incarcerated. … Read more

We’re glad to be back reporting in Hawaii after a brief hiatus last month. Reporter Shane Ersland has recently began reporting in the state, and his coverage of Hawaii’s SDOH improvement plan, an initiative to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax, and efforts to address medication use disparities among Hawaii’s indigenous populations … Read more

At last month’s 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we were thrilled to have a unique Lunch Keynote presentation from Kim Milstien, Managing Principal at Health Management Associates, and George Greene, CEO of the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC).     Greene and Milstien talk through their work on the in-progress … Read more

According to the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, medical debts were filed on approximately 43 million credit reports last year, affecting 1 in 5 households and totaling $88 billion.     Texas has some of the highest levels of medical debt in the country. According to the Medical Debt Policy Scorecard, the Lone Star State … Read more

Washington’s Universal Health Care Commission discussed the state’s readiness to establish a single-payer system Thursday.     The commission was created after Senate Bill 5399 passed during the 2021 legislative session to make health care more accessible and affordable for residents. Health Management Associates (HMA) staff is helping the commission by providing guidance in developing … Read more

To cap off our 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Health Management Associates Principal Beth Kidder shared remarks on the future of Florida health care and health policy. Kidder brings over 20 years of experience in managed care and organizational development and served as the Florida Deputy Secretary for Medicaid from 2016-2021.   … Read more

For Jonathan Freedman, Regional Vice President at Health Management Associates, the “enormous surge of activity” happening in California’s Medi-Cal program is the most important things to watch in state health policy. CalAIM is transforming how the state delivers health care and, with initial program rollouts having started in January, it is significantly changing the work … Read more